Reach's static pages

Shopify stores come with a page creation tool, which you can use to generate pages containing information that rarely changes, and that customers will use often, such as an  About page or a Contact page. You can add as many pages as you like to your store under  Online store>Pages, and configure where they appear under Online store>Navigation.

There are also a few pages similar to the Cart page that are generated and populated automatically, but which you can customize by navigating to them in the theme editor and finding their section settings. We'll cover the settings for these below.

Create a new page

From your Shopify admin, navigate to Online store > Pages. Click the Add page button to open a new page template.

new-page-screen

From here, you can enter the Title and Content in the space provided, as well as set the Visibility and select a Template. You'll notice that Reach comes with two templates: a general page template, and a page.contact template. We'll cover the unique features of each in the following sections.

About page

Online shoppers these days aren't just interested in what they're buying—they're also interested in who they're buying it from. That's exactly what your About page is for: connecting with your customers, building trust, and establishing your brand.

You can create an about page the same way you would any other page: by going into your Shopify admin, navigating to Online store > Pages and creating a new page titled "About us" or "Our story" or anything else you want!

Contact page

Adding a Contact page to your store is a quick and easy way of engaging your customers. To create a contact page you will first need to create a new page. Scroll to the bottom right of the screen and select page.contact from the Template suffix dropdown menu. This will create a simple form on the page that will look a lot like the form above.

If you want to change the language used on this page (or the confirmation page that follows it), you can do so by clicking on the ellipsis or "Actions" drop-down (to the left of the Customize button) and clicking through to Edit languages.

Note that there are no special section settings for the Contact page (i.e. if you navigate to it in the theme editor, no customization settings will appear). 

Cart page

The Cart page is the first page customers see when they begin the checkout process. It shows a summary of the items added to their cart, with listed quantities and price total. With Reach, there is an option to allow customers to include order notes for the seller on this page. If you're trying to customize the Checkout process, you'll access those settings from the General settings tab of your Shopify Admin.

SETTINGS

Reach also gives you the option to include a shipping calculator on your cart page. This tool automatically fetches shipping rates on the cart page of your store, letting customers calculate their fees before proceeding to the checkout. This appears as a  Calculate shipping link below the Add notes link on the cart page.

You can specify a default country in the  Default country field. Note that if a customer is logged in to their account, their default country will be already be selected based on their provided address.

Search results page

The search results page is, well, a page that displays the results of a completed search.

404 page

A 404 error message is intended to communicate that the requested page could not be found. If a visitor lands on a page that doesn't exist, a 404 message will show.

Password page

If you haven’t yet launched your store, but want to let you visitors know that you’ll be opening soon, you can customize your password protected page. To do this, go to the theme editor ( Customize) and select Password Page from the page view dropdown.